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Academic Advising

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How To: Schedule an Advising AppointmentHow-To: Using Navigate's Planner ToolHow-To: Register for Classes OnlinePurchasing Text Books

Registration, Advising, and Navigate

It’s essential that students understand how to access Navigate within their PPCC portal. Learn how!

Watch the Video to Find Out How to Access Navigate

Students should meet with their academic advisor regularly - especially when selecting and registering for classes. Your advisor can help make sure you graduate on time with the credits you need for your degree.

Watch the Video and Learn to Schedule an Appointment

Registering for classes is easy with Navigate. This step-by-step guide walks you through the entire process.

the Video to Learn How to Register Online

You can drop courses in Navigate. Here are instructions. Make sure you always discuss dropping or withdrawing from courses with your advisor.

Learn How to Drop a Course Online in Navigate

Make sure you know how to find - and understand - your class schedule after registering. Once you are registered in Navigate, use the below video to locate and view your schedule. 

We recommend checking it once after registering, and again a couple days before classes (in case a last-minute room change occurs).

Viewing and Interpreting Your Class Schedule (video)

Our classes generally fit into five categories. View this short video overview of your class format options. More information on class formats is available below.

Learn About the Your Course Format Options

For your convienence, you can easily find and purchase your course texbooks at ppcc.bncollege.com. 

View This Important Video On Textbook Purchases

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Degree Planning

Start exploring your degree, certificate, or transfer program options early to ensure you graduate and/or transfer on time. 

We recommend you start this process during your first semester at the college

See your academic advisor for more information.

Video Link Explore Academic Programs

 Learn how to use Navigate’s Planner tool to plan your course sequence so you graduate on time. 

Learn How to Use Navigate's Planner Tool

Your audit will display the courses you’ve taken or are registered for and will show you any degree and or certificate requirements that are being met by the courses you’ve taken - or that may be met upon satisfactory completion of courses in progress. 

It lists requirements needed to complete your degree and/or certificate based on courses taken or currently in progress. 

Learn How to Run a Degree Audit - to see your degree progress and remaining classes!

For more info, visit the DegreeCheck page


The “What If” function allows you to hypothetically change your degree and or certificate.

The “What If” audit will show you what coursework is required for the new degree and or certificate, what courses you have taken that satisfy requirements, and what courses are still left for you to take.

Learn How to Use the What-If Evaluation in DegreeCheck!

For more info, visit the DegreeCheck page


Financial Aid, Bills, and Payments

Once you’ve submitted the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (or FAFSA) it’s important for you to know the status of your Financial Aid File. After your FAFSA is submitted - you may be required to submit additional documents - before you can be awarded financial aid.

Checking Your Financial Aid File in the Portal (Video)

Once Pikes Peak has your award offer ready, you can access it via your student portal account. 

This video walks you through the process and details important things you need to know about accepting your financial aid.

How to Accept Your Financial Aid Award (Video)

The College Opportunity Fund (COF) is a tuition discount provided by the state of Colorado to students who meet the qualifications for in-state tuition rates and lawful presence in the United States. 

Watch this video to learn more about how to obtain and authorize this Financial Aid.

*More info can be found on the COF webpage.

You can view your account balance, and make payments 24/7 within your PPCC Portal

Watch and Learn How to Pay Your Bill (Video)

Before you begin the registration process in Navigate - you must first accept your "Payment Agreement" for the upcoming semester. 
Make sure you do this - first -  before you continue the registration process. 

Watch and Learn How to Accept Your Payment Agreement

Note: This is not a payment plan - but simply an acknowledgement that you will pay for your classes. It must be completed each semester prior to registering. 

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General Tech Tips

It is important that you check your PPCC student email regularly - at least once a day. It is the official communication method for the college.  This step-by-step video guide will show you how to access your student email account within your PPCC portal.

Watch and Learn How to Access Your Email

D2L - your “virtual classroom” for PPCC courses - can be accessed via your PPCC portal account. Learn how!

Watch This Video - Accessing D2L for Your Online Classes